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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The Fairmont Grand Del Mar has four pools, including one adults-only Relaxation Pool and the Resort Pool with sandy seating areas and fire pits. Highlights include underwater music, private cabanas, and a bar with TVs, cocktails and a lunch menu.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Meadowood Napa Valley
    St. Helena, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2094 reviewsTripAdvisor (2094)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Meadowood has two pools for different swimming experiences. One is an adults-only lap pool and features a nearby whirlpool, while the second is family-friendly with an expansive lawn for children to enjoy.
    St. Helena, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2094 reviewsTripAdvisor (2094)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    Indian Wells, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2915 reviewsTripAdvisor (2915)
    Free WiFi
    The Pool Gardens area at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort has seven pools with designated areas for kids and adults. Casual fare and frozen cocktails are served poolside at the Oasis Pool Bar and Roadrunner Cafe. Lush landscaping with palm trees, flowers and shrubs makes the Pool Gardens feel like a desert sanctuary.
    Indian Wells, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2915 reviewsTripAdvisor (2915)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2737 reviewsTripAdvisor (2737)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The Westin has three pools on the resort grounds, ideal for escaping the strong Palm Springs sun overhead. The largest pool, Las Brisas, has a 60-foot waterslide. There is a smaller pool for taking a dip, as well as a separate adults-only pool.
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2737 reviewsTripAdvisor (2737)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
    Carlsbad, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3377 reviewsTripAdvisor (3377)
    Free WiFi
    Guests at this Omni resort have eight swimming pools to choose from, including the Edge Adult Pool with an adjacent bar and private cabanas, a serene Spa Courtyard Pool, and the Sandy Beach Family Pool with a sand play area. The Splash Landing pools feature two 100-foot waterslides, a toddler slide and an aquatic play area. The Garden Pools are located in a lushly landscaped setting, while the Villa Pool is available for villa guests and offers a private Jacuzzi.
    Carlsbad, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3377 reviewsTripAdvisor (3377)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4340 reviewsTripAdvisor (4340)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    At Splashtopia, a 425-foot lazy river encircles two 100-foot waterslides, a sandy beach, a Jacuzzi and play zones with fountains and sprinklers. The Azure Pool is an adults-only area, with food and drink service available. The spa pool, which only spa guests have access to, has underwater music and impressive mountain views.
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4340 reviewsTripAdvisor (4340)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4395 reviewsTripAdvisor (4395)
    Free WiFi
    Four pools are available at Terranea Resort: the Resort Pool, the Spa Pool, the Vista Pool and Cielo Point. At the Resort Pool, travelers can enjoy a 140-foot waterslide and a splash pad, while Cielo Point is reserved for guests 18 and older. All pools have food and drink service and are surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas.
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4395 reviewsTripAdvisor (4395)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Ojai Valley Inn
    Ojai, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1864 reviewsTripAdvisor (1864)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The inn’s pools cater to all guests, with four unique options ranging from the Pixie Pool for families to the Indigo Pool for adults only. There is poolside service at the family pool along with a grand fireplace. The spa has a leisure pool and lap pool for adults only.
    Ojai, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1864 reviewsTripAdvisor (1864)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
    Berkeley, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1736 reviewsTripAdvisor (1736)
    The Claremont has a large aquatic facility, which includes a 25-yard lap pool, a recreational pool and a children’s pool with a water feature. An outdoor whirlpool is also available. There are more than 250 chaise lounge chairs and umbrellas available for guests looking to relax poolside.
    Berkeley, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1736 reviewsTripAdvisor (1736)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Carmel Valley Ranch
    Carmel, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1814 reviewsTripAdvisor (1814)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    This resort features three outdoor saltwater pools. The River Ranch pool is family-friendly, featuring a splash zone and outdoor shower. The other pools are adults-only pools with infinity hot tubs.
    Carmel, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1814 reviewsTripAdvisor (1814)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Parker Palm Springs
    Palm Springs, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1730 reviewsTripAdvisor (1730)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Three swimming pools are available on-site. The Silicon Valley and Gene Autry pools are located outside, while the indoor pool can be found at the Palm Springs Yacht Club. The poolside Lemonade Stand serves food and drinks daily.
    Palm Springs, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1730 reviewsTripAdvisor (1730)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
    Huntington Beach, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4216 reviewsTripAdvisor (4216)
    Free WiFi
    The lagoon-style pool at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach features ocean views from its expansive sundecks and also offers a water park. Slyders Water Playground includes three waterslides that connect to splash pools and a wading pool.
    Huntington Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4216 reviewsTripAdvisor (4216)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8924 reviewsTripAdvisor (8924)
    Free WiFi
    The hotel has two pool areas – the main pool on the fourth-floor roof deck is a large, outdoor family-friendly pool with cabanas, lounge chairs and seasonal poolside service from the Pool Bar & Grill. There's also an outdoor adults-only pool on the third-floor rooftop with a whirlpool.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8924 reviewsTripAdvisor (8924)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
    Anaheim, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4888 reviewsTripAdvisor (4888)
    Free WiFi
    Fountain Pool, Redwood Pool and Mariposa Pool are all located at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. The Fountain Pool offers a serene pool area that is surrounded by architecture and agriculture that resembles California campsites. The Redwood Pool features an actual Redwood tree stump that sits in the middle of the pool's 90-foot-long winding waterslide. The Mariposa pool is butterfly-themed and features ornate decor throughout the area.
    Anaheim, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4888 reviewsTripAdvisor (4888)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Loews Coronado Bay Resort
    Coronado, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5235 reviewsTripAdvisor (5235)
    Free WiFi
    Loews Coronado Bay has three heated pools, including a children's pool, a family pool and an adults-only pool. Both the family pool and the adults-only pool have a hot tub, and guests at all pools can enjoy poolside service from La Cantina. The resort's poolside concierge offers additional amenities, including chilled towels, sunscreen misting, Italian ices, frozen fruit kabobs and cool tropical drinks. Cabanas at the adults-only pool are furnished with lounge chairs and minifridges.
    Coronado, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5235 reviewsTripAdvisor (5235)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi